Research

Many of my working papers and publications are available at my RePEc page. Links to my journal articles and working papers are also available below.

Journal Articles

SME Recovery Following a Financial Crisis: Does Debt Overhang Matter? (with Brian O’Connell and Conor O’Toole), Journal of Financial Stability, 2015 Vol. 19, Issue C, pages: 45-59.

Why Firms don’t Cut Wages (with Philip du Caju, Theodora Kosma, Julian Messina and Tairi Room), ILR Review, 2015, Vol. 68, Issue 4, pages 862-888.

Developments in the Irish Labour Market during the Crisis: What Lessons for Policy? (with Thomas Conefrey and Suzanne Linehan), Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2015, Vol.44, pages 18-32.

Financial structure and diversification of European firms (with Brian O’Connell and Conor O’Toole), Applied Economics, 2015, Vol. 47, Issue 23, pages 2379-2398.

Non-Bank Financing in Ireland: A Comparative Perspective (with Conor OToole and Derek Lambert), Economic and Social Review, 2015, Vol. 46, No. 1, pages 133-161.

Where Do Firms Export, How Much, and Why? (with Karl Whelan), World Economy, 2014.

Age or Size? Contributions to Job Creation, Small Business Economics, 2014.

Firm Credit in Europe: A Tale of Three Crises (with Sarah Holton and Fergal McCann), Applied Economics, 2014, Vol.46 No.2, pages 190-211.

Marginal Distance: Does Export Experience Reduce Firm Trade Costs?Open Economies Review, 2013.

Determinants of Default: Evidence from a Sector-level Panel of Irish SME Loans (with Fergal McCann), Economic and Social Review, 2013.

SMEs in Ireland: Contributions, Credit and Economic Crisis (with Tara McIndoe-Calder and Fergal McCann), Policy Studies, forthcoming.

Do Complicated Tax Systems Prevent Foreign Direct Investment? Economica, 2013.

SME Financing Conditions in Europe: Credit Crunch or Fundamentals? (with Sarah Holton and Fergal McCann), National Institute Economic Review, 2013.

How Do European Firms Adjust Their Labour Costs When Nominal Wages Are Rigid? (with Jan Babecky, Philip du Caju, Theodora Kosma, Julian Messina and Tairi Room), Labour Economics, 2012.

Credit Access for Small and Medium Firms: Survey Evidence for Ireland (with Fergal McCann), Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2012.

Understanding the Dynamics of Labor Shares and Inflation (with Karl Whelan), Journal of Macroeconomics, 2011.

Geography and Firm Exports: New Evidence on the Nature of Sunk Costs, Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), 2010.

Downward Nominal and Real Wage Rigidity: Survey Evidence from European Firms (with Jan Babecky, Philip du Caju, Theodora Kosma, Julian Messina and Tairi Room), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2010.

Deconstructing Gravity: Trade Costs and Extensive and Intensive Margins, Canadian Journal of Economics, 2010.

Destinations of Irish Exports: A Gravity Model Approach, Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Volume 39, pages 1-22, 2010.

Firm Export Dynamics and the Geography of Trade, Journal of International Economics, 2009.

Firm Export Participation: Entry, Spillovers and Tradability, Applied Economics, 2009.

Job Turnover in Irish Manufacturing, 1972-2006 (with Alan Murphy), Economic and Social Review, 2008.

Other Working Papers

Why Firms Avoid Cutting Wages: Survey Evidence from European Firms (with Philip du Caju, Theodora Kosma, Julian Messina and Tairi Room).

How Do Firms set Prices? Survey Evidence for Ireland (with Mary Keeney and Alan
Murphy).

Wage Setting and Wage Flexibility in Ireland: Evidence from a Firm-Level Survey (with Mary Keeney).

A Note on Trade Costs and Distance (with Karl Whelan).